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Thu, 30 Mar


Susurumba Retreat Centre

Shiné Retreat | 30 March - 2 April

We are happy to announce that long standing Tara Rokpa Therapist, Brion Sweeney will be leading a Shiné Retreat at the beautiful Susurumba Retreat Centre in Nyanga, from 30th March to 2nd April.

Shiné Retreat | 30 March - 2 April
Shiné Retreat | 30 March - 2 April

Time & Location

30 Mar,2023, 17:00 – 02 Apr,2023, 10:00

Susurumba Retreat Centre, Juliasdale, Zimbabwe

About the event

The Tara Rokpa Shiné retreats are based on specific instructions from Akong Rinpoche to integrate formal sitting practice with everyday activities.

In addition to sitting practice, mindful awareness will also be applied to walking, breathing, drawing, conversations, massage, art work, sleeping and even working on the computer.Some of this happens in group sessions and some on one's own.

Keeping silence is not an essential feature of the Tara Rokpa approach to Shiné meditation.The purpose of the retreat is to help us integrate the fruits of our practice into our everyday lives.In this way we may be able to cultivate qualities of non-distractedness off the cushion thus enabling us to deal better with the many challenges encountered in everyday life.

The retreat is open to Tara Rokpa participants as well as to those not involved in the Tara Rokpa programme.

Dates : Thursday 30 March 2023 - please arrive by 5pm.  Soup will be served at 6 pm followed by an introductory session at 7 pmto Sunday 2 April 2023,  10 am


Shared room $140.

Single cabin $160

Single room $180

Camping (please bring your own equipment) $ 100

Food included and with Tara Rokpa Retreats no Dana is needed.

Contact : For further information please contact Jayne Pilossof 0777 627168 or Trish Swift 0774 820108.

CLICK HERE to book

CLICK HERE for General Retreat Information

About Brion:

Brion is a retired consultant psychiatrist having previously worked in Ireland in the National Health Service in Dublin as clinical director of Addiction Services in the Greater North Dublin region. In addition, he holds a master's degree in psychotherapy from University College Dublin having worked extensively with individuals and groups within a psychotherapy framework.

Brion undertook his own experiential training in Tara Rokpa Therapy under the guidance of Akong Rinpoche who had developed TRT to help people to develop their potential and as an alternative approach to the Buddhadharma. He became a Tara Rokpa therapist in 1992 and thereafter worked with other TRT therapists helping to refine Tara Therapy while working with groups and individuals in TRT since that time. More recently Brion spent three years in a meditation retreat under the guidance of His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche.

During his visit Brion will lead group workshops in the various stages of the Tara Therapy process including Back to Beginnings, Taming The Tiger and Compassion stages. In addition he will lead retreats in Harare and, over the Easter holiday, at Groot Marico Tara Rokpa Centre. 

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